WASHINGTON STATE PATROL
[Filed October 5, 2020, 1:41 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-17-032.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 204-10-060 Equipment standards—Reflectors.
Hearing Location(s): On December 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Call-in: 1-253-215-8782, Passcode: 303628.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 9, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Kimberly Mathis, Agency Rules Coordinator, 106 11th Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 4, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kimberly Mathis, agency rules coordinator, phone 360-596-4017, email email@example.com, by December 4, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Currently, the WAC states on motorized foot scooters, the reflectors must be securely mounted and of a type conforming to 16 C.F.R. Part 1512. The types of reflectors mentioned in 16 C.F.R. Part 1512 are for bicycles only, the size and locations for these reflectors would not fit on motorized foot scooters.
The proposed rule changes would remove the reference of the C.F.R. on motorized foot scooters and add a new section that addresses the reflector requirements on motorized foot scooters.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Updates are to provide clarity and clean up existing language.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state patrol, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Kimberly Mathis, Olympia, Washington, 360-596-4017; Enforcement: Washington State Patrol, Olympia, Washington, 360-596-4017.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. This rule is exempt pursuant to RCW 34.05.328
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
October 5, 2020
John R. Batiste
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-19-079, filed 9/16/08, effective 10/17/08)
(1) On motor vehicles, reflex reflectors must be securely mounted on a rigid part of the vehicle with the plane of the lens perpendicular to the roadway and parallel to the rear axle. Side reflex reflectors must be mounted with the lens face perpendicular to the roadway and parallel to the rear wheels.
(2) On bicycles ((and motorized foot scooters)), the reflectors must be securely mounted and of a type conforming to 16 C.F.R. Part 1512.
(3) On motorized foot scooters, a red reflector on the rear that is visible from a distance of five hundred feet when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. It shall also be equipped with reflective material and of sufficient size and reflectivity to be visible from both sides at a distance of five hundred feet.